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Thursday, 1 September 2016

7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New Zealand Coast

Posted by Anup Baral September 1st, 2016 : According to the US Geological Survey, a 7.1 Magnitude earthquake struck early Friday morning off the coast of New Zealand. USGS geophysicist John Bellini said in a statement that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a warning, but a "very small" tsunami was confirmed to have the northern coast of New Zealand. The quake which occurred 19 miles beneath the Earth's surface, struck 352 miles northeast of Wellington, New Zealand. It was also said to be powerful enough to wake up residents in the city of Auckland as well.
A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck off the coast of New Zealand on Friday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake hit 169 km northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand, the USGS said and had a depth of 30 km.

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.